International Women's Day / Women's History Month Specials

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International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. International Women's Day honors the work of the suffragettes, feminists, and pioneers who have fought for gender equality.

The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911, based on suffragettes campaigning for women's right to vote.

KBOO is celebrating International Women's Day as part of our All Thrills No Frills special programming campaign by bringing you a series of special programs throughout the Month created by, for, and about women!

For 2024's edition of International Women's Day, We'll be broadcasting Women-centered content for a full 40 hours. Kicking off on Thursday, March 7th! Check out the individual specials below!

Time Special Host
3/7, 8:00 PM Women With Powerhouse Vocals - Ear to the Streets of Portland Sekoynia Wright
3/7, 10:00 PM Autonomy Hour Kathy Fors
3/8, 12:00 AM Lemonade Special Lola Briceño
3/8, 1:00 AM Women in Metal The Metal Maestra
3/8, 2:00 AM TBA  
3/8, 3:00 AM Women in Reggae Shocks of Sheba
3/8, 5:30 AM Cascadia Coffeehouse Diane Hunt
3/8, 7:00 AM Democracy Now (Syndicated) Amy Goodman
3/8, 8:00 AM The Gap Althea Billings & Tammy Habteyes
3/8, 9:00 AM  Diaspora Ivonne Rivero
3/8, 10:00 AM Tonalli Carmen Garnica
3/8, 11:00 AM Out of the Streets of Portland: The Story of Kenton Women's Village Jenka Soderberg
3/8, 11:30 AM Women's Day Special Carrie Cantrell
3/8, 12:00 PM Movin' On Laurie Sonnenfeld
3/8, 1:30 PM Women's Day Special Katy Maloney
3/8, 3:00 PM Lisa Loving and Ani Haines on Shutting Down Our Emerging Real-Life American Handmaidens Tale Lisa Loving & Ani Haines
3/8, 4:00 PM Country Women (From the KBOO Archive 1992) Barbara Bernstein
3/8, 5:00 PM "What are our Responsibilities to Gaza?" With Maxine Fookson Jenka Soderberg
3/8, 5:30 PM United in Opposition to Hate Legislation Emma Lugo
3/8, 6:00 PM Women's Day Special Tina Turner-Morfitt
3/8, 6:30 PM La Hora M Tania Gomezdaza & Karen Torrente
3/8, 8:00 PM El Jardín del Corazón/The Garden of the Heart Zoe Carina
3/8, 10:00 PM Goddess Obscura Kelley Sullivan
3/9, 3:00 AM Ahsoka with Diana Lee Inosanto Zach Flanary & Ms. Ragan
3/9, 4:30 AM TBA  
3/9, 6:00 AM Swingin' Country Women's Day Special Kathy & Wayne Johnson
3/9, 9:00 AM Music from the True Vine Donna Dunaif, Milisa Tanguay, Dave Elliot



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Swing 'n' Country with Mary - WHM Special!

Airs at: Sat, 03/23/2024 at 6:00am - 9:00am
This month, we’ll celebrate Women’s History Month by raising up the voices of just a few of the amazing women in country music, so many of whom persevered and paved the way for today’s artists to succeed in an industry that has been historically dominated by men. In this Ma... Read more

From 99% Invisible to 100% Indomitable: Women in Jazz

Airs at: Wed, 03/13/2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Jazz Lives presents “From 99% Invisible to 100% Indomitable: Women in Jazz” in honor of Women’s History Month. For many years women jazz artists were virtually invisible, even though they were wowing audiences with their performances. Jazz DJs Marcia Hocker and Paula Wal... Read more

International Women's Day Special

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2024 at 6:00am - 9:00am
We'll feature female country artists who were heard on American's radios in the mid 1920's up to recording artists of the 1990's. Wayne & Kathy Read more

31 - Ahsoka with Diana Lee Inosanto

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2024 at 4:30am - 6:00am
  Diana Lee Inosanto joins Ragan & Poxy to discuss her career in martial arts, stunts, and acting. She also talks about life as a parent and goes into depth on her recent role as Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth in the Star Wars series, Ahsoka.         Read more

UpFront Soul: Women's History Month

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2024 at 4:30am - 6:00am
  Celebrate Women's History Month with UpFront Soul! We'll hear from Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Roberta Flack, plus trailblazers like Rep. Shirley Chisholm and Fannie Lou Hamer.   UpFront Soul is a sydnicated Funk, Soul, and Jazz program from the studi... Read more

Women in Metal

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2024 at 1:00am - 2:00am
  Join the Metal Maestra for this International Women's Day Special highlighting women in Metal! Read more


Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
“Inspire Inclusion: Punk Rock Women Worldwide on International Women’s Day” 🎸🌟 Welcome to our punk rock radio show, where we crank up the volume and celebrate fierce, trailblazing women from all corners of the globe. Today, it’s not just about the music—it’s about inspiri... Read more

Global Goddesses of Rock II

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2024 at 10:00pm - Sat, 03/09/2024 at 12:00am
  The show will feature Portland's CADALLACA, ASHLEIGH FLYNN & THE RIVETERS, TAMAR BURK, just to name a few. Plus, global goddesses like Japan's THE's,  Canada's THE PACK A.D., Indonesia's FLEUR!, Republic of Cyprus' BELUA, France's TOXIC FROGS, Switzerland's LiLi... Read more

La Hora M

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
En este episodio del Día Internacional de La Mujer les invitamos a un recorrido musical con la compañía de dos poetas chiapanecas y una melómana colombiana.  Por un lado, escucharemos a la poeta Tsotsil  Ruperta Bautista, nacida en San Cristóbal en la época anterior al 94'... Read more


Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  Tina Turner-Morfitt interviews 5 women here in the Pacific Northwest who are engaged in extracurricular activities with the intent of improving the quality of life. Witness their passions and discover how to DO THEM A SOLID, to assist in creating a more just future here ... Read more